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Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,214 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,214
Reviews: 1,090
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 158
Gots: 194 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2001

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Photo of J_Dub
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jayhawk73
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a nice two finger cocoa head on it. Good lacing in spite of the 12% abv. Very well carbonated, and the head sizzles down to a sliver over the first couple minutes. The nose is excellent, raisin, plum, prunes, malt, and slight hops are the main culprits. Really rich and complex nose.. Well balanced as well. Wow.. Then there's the taste. This is my first beer of this style, and I love the taste. Same profile as the nose, and where did they put the 12%abv?? The feel is rich, creamy, and complex... a total home run here. Overall, I love this beer. It's so complex and tasty that I will definitely have to search for this again. Cheers!

Photo of dipso123
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of confer
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is dark brown and very cloudy. Nice tan cap.
Smell is just like that of a excellent dunkelweizen.
There is slight booziness to the taste and a lot of warmth.
Its like the their weizen bock with a kick.
Very thick and creamy.
This is a great beer, but with a doubt a sipper.

Photo of RKing44
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NumberNone
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of valianes
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of lic217
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bill235
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BlindPig
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- About a inch thick off white head on a cloudy dark red/brown body.
S- Sweet caramel notes, dark fruits, alcohol, wheat, grass hops, and one other aroma I just can't pin point.
T- Big esters, cherries, plums, hint of raisins, alcohol, wheat, grass hops, and maybe a few earthy tones all blend together and make a blast of flavor. The alcohol isn't shy and really warms up throat nicley after a bit. That is balanced out nicley with the lingering bitterness on the tongue form the grass hops and while dark fruits and still lingering around for a bit longer.
M- Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
D- It is one big beer that isn't shy. I would probably buy this again but wouldn't go searching for it.

Photo of zhanson88
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear dark caramel color with reddish highlights. About of finger of very fizzy head that lasts about 10 seconds tops, but I know this is expected for the style.

Smell: Sweet malts, caramel, clove, and esters are all very prevalent. Not as alcohol-y as I thought it would be at 12% ABV.

Taste: A bit of caramel malt, but cloves and esters are very up front and they really taste good. A bunch of warming alcohol on the way down.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is medium bodied with little carbonation, but it seems to fit the style and makes this beer very smooth. The alcohol is really hidden fairly well considering how high an alcohol content it is.

Photo of LittleCreature
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.5
A gentle pour into my snifer released a big, noisy beige head that fizzed, fizzled and reduced to nothing. The body is almost jet black, tawny around the edges, and seems to have lively carbonation.

Smell - 4.0
Strong, rich and malty with some fruity esters, scents of cocoa, hot malt loaf with butter, burnt currants, clove and a faint, pear-like fruitiness.

Taste - 4.5
Rich, mouth filling, and sweet yet balanced. It is so strong, the flavours seem to be coming from everywhere; rich, dark, toasty malt, warm prunes, boozy black forest cake, clove, a good measure of hops in the finish to give a very balanced taste, and very strong, warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Thick, heavy and syrupy, although lifted by persistent, fine carbonation.

Drinkability - 4.5
Definitely a sipper, but very drinkable for what it is.

OVERALL - 4.2
This is a big, BIG beer. It falls short of its little brother, the regular Aventinus, being less drinkable but no more complex. Still a great beer, and one I will be drinking again.

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife got this from her work.

Appearance- dark brown color, nice size head

Smell- dark fruit

Taste- strong flavor of dark fruit, sweetness

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, high carbonation

Drinkability- I thought this was pretty good. I would have it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - From the glass, the beer was a deep brown color with magenta highlights. There was a little head of bubbles crown the sides of the glass.

Smell - In the aroma, one detects raisin, dark fruit, grapes, and perhaps a hint of graham cracker. The nose on this one is intense.

Taste - The malts in this one make a sweet initial impression. The dark fruits are also quite sweet. Caramel and cinnamon notes also present. The sweetness almost turns bourbon in the aftertaste, accompanied by a massive warming effect.

Mouthfeel - This beer has some serious lingering power. It sticks to the roof of the mouth and coats the tongue in sweet goodness.

Overall - When the weather turns cold, I could drink this one everyday. This is a great sipping beer.

Photo of watermelonman
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured to a dark purple and brown color with a large fluffy head that quickly dissipated and left almost no lace.

The smell is powerful; it is alcoholic with just a touch of wheat malt and banana flavor. The taste is more of the same, but it is more potent going down the throat instead of into the nose. Alcoholic content is apparent and high but not out of place.

This stuff is fierce.

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of qcghost
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Novare as part of my up rising.

Serves in a Aventinus glass. The beer is cloudy amber with a dense off white/ tan head.

the nose is interesting, it has been a while sence I've had an Eisbock. I get a light fruitiness, more like fresh grapes than anything. The malt is prominant but not overwhelming.

the taste is a slight banana with other tropical fruits. The malt is there but there is also a noticible roastiness. There is a good amount of esters and alcohol.

Overall as I remeber the style very interesting but not for me.

Photo of mralphabet
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint 9 oz poured into large pilsner glass

A: Pours a really dark ruby red brown color. Very hazy, with a good 2 fingers of white head... little retention, but a nice foamy head that sticks around.

S: I'm catching a lot of dark tart fruit... some Cherries and maybe some raspberry... I'm also catching some malt, chocolate and clove.

T: A good balance of tart and sweetness... Lots of wheat and malty goodnesss.... along with all the smells.. Cherry, maybe raspberry, chocolate and clove... the 12% ABV is also here. The aftertaste has some cherry in it.

M: Full bodied with a stickiness... a little creamy with a snappy carbonation that kind of zings the tongue and throat....

D: Not a multi beer kind of beer... One is the right amount. Sit back and enjoy this one.. Complex and strong.

Photo of EPICAC
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I purchased this at Downtown Wine & Spirits. I let this warm and served it in one of my New Belgium glasses.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brown with a one-finger creamy beige head that thins to a quarter-inch layer.

Smell: Deep and rich malty and fruity aromas: bananas, dates, caramel and alcohol.

Taste: Fruity and malty. Flavors of banana, dark fruit, raisins, dates and caramel. The finish is spicy and warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Thick and rich, full-bodied with tingly carbonation.

Drinkability: Delicious and drinkable, despite the alcohol.

Overall: This is my first expereince with the Eisbock style. Amazingly rich and flavorful.

Photo of alex_hart
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into my aventinus glass

appearance: dark, earthy brown with visible carbonation and a half finger off-white head that very slowly dissipates

smell: this is my favorite part of this beer, and I love a lot of its parts. mild sweetness, inviting spices, and dark fruits in perfect balance. no alcohol in the nose, which is surprising for a 12% brew.

taste: this is just flat out delicious. follows the nose nicely with the sweetness of dark fruits melding together wonderfully with the spices.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied (closer to medium) with good carbonation. Although it is a bit thick, it still retains its drinkability. Its a sipper, not due to necessity, but because you want to enjoy every sip.

overall: Ive seen this around at a few different bottle shops but never pulled the trigger until earlier today, and thank God I did. One of my favorites as of late, and maybe one of my favorites period. Must try.

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
94 out of 100 based on 2,214 ratings.